Ding Pan 潘鼎

  • Innovation Award in 2018 at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dr Pan obtained BS in physics in the 00 Class (SCGY) at University of Science and Technology of China in 2005, and ScD at Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011.  During the ScD study, he was a visiting researcher at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany and a Thomas Young Centre Junior Research Fellow at the University College London, UK. After he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of California at Davis (2011-2014) and the University of Chicago (2014-2016), he joined HKUST in 2016.


Dr Pan has been developing and applying computational and numerical methods to understand and predict the properties and behavior of liquids, solids, and nanostructures from first principles. With the help of high-performance supercomputers, his group are seeking answers to the urgent and fundamental scientific questions relevant to sustainable development, e.g., water science, deep carbon cycle, and clean energy.

Ding Pan was featured in a Croucher news article. Read here: A step closer to fathoming the deep carbon cycle